Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes wins Best Soap Newcomer at the National Television Awards

The category saw Hollyoaks' Duncan James, Coronation Street's Faye Brookes, Casualty's Lloyd Everitt and EastEnders' Tilly Keeper battle it out for the prize

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Faye Brookes has taken home the prize for Best Soap Newcomer at the National Television Awards. 

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Triumphing over Hollyoaks’ Duncan James, Casualty’s Lloyd Everitt and EastEnders’ Tilly Keeper, Brookes came out on top of the closely-fought category.

Brookes joined Corrie last summer as Kate Connor, and is the second member of the Connor clan in a row to win the Newcomer award, after Shayne Ward’s prize for Aidan Connor last year.

Soapland, of course, had a dramatic year in 2016 – not least with the traditionally explosive storylines over the festive period, Ronnie and Roxie’s gruesome deaths in EastEnders being a notable example. Suffice to say, the newcomers certainly entered into a lot of drama in the communities of east London, the North and Holby.

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The National Television Awards – the only TV ceremony decided by the voting public – were hosted by Dermot O’Leary and took place at London’s O2 arena. 

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